A retired Israeli general has some, uh, interesting news for the end of 2020.
Well, alien believers, Christmas came early for your kind. According to the Jerusalem Post, a former Israeli general spoke with Tel Aviv newspaper Yediot Aharonot and claimed that humans have made contact with aliens.
Not only that, but the reason it's been withheld from the public record? We're not ready for them. In any other year, this excuse might not hold water. This year: Yeah, that tracks.
A Galactic Federation!
The whistleblower is a retired 87-year-old Israeli Defense Force general and space security chief named Haim Eshed, currently employed as a professor. According to Eshed, there's a "galactic federation," that's agreed to keep things on the low. Also, the aliens are on a massive research project to understand the "fabric of the universe."
Also, there's a secret alien and American base underground on Mars. According to Eshed, American President Donald Trump knows about them, and wanted to speak on the fact of their existence, but was stopped — from saying something out loud, which, if you're at all aware of President Trump's ouvre, is where this story gets sketchy — by the Galactic Federation.
Eshed isn't the first high profile official to claim, with questionable evidence, that there's alien life out there. Take Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the Moon, who became a gadfly to NASA late in life with similar claims.
Time To Talk
As for why he's waited until, uh, today to say anything, Eshed claimed that the world of academia has changed quite a bit since he first came across these aliens. If he'd talked prior to now, he claims he would've been seen as mentally unhinged and "hospitalized."
It may also be pertinent here to note that Eshed's got a new book out (title: The Universe Beyond the Horizon – conversations with Professor Haim Eshed) just in time for the holiday shopping season. Thankfully, the Jerusalem Post did the public a service so we don't have to. Quote their story:
"The Jerusalem Post was unable to reach out to this supposed Galactic Federation for comment."
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